The Boil

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Seafood restaurant in the Lower East Side
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
service
4.2
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The entire night was a disaster we were seated next to the bathroom door which blew my mind. Then at the end of the night my waitress had the audacity to tell my husband and myself that her tip was not included in the bill which I have never seen. If the service was worthy of a tip she would of received one. I found the entire night to be highly unprofessional. This will be my first and last time at this establishment

HR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dope, the food was good we all had fun

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Didn’t enjoy the boil at all
Definitely not worth the money spent n! portions aren’t good at all

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner- food came out timely. Ordered a combo but had to order more food (3lbs for 2 people total)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and the music was cool. Food was amazing

j
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful there. We ordered 1 lb king crab leg and combo A which has shrimps and crawfishes. The garlic source is the soul. I would recommend people to have spicy flavor over the mild. The servers are responsive and will help you dress the bib!

HR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. As always!!

MP
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food and very generous portions. Second time and will go back

MH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was great! Must try the garlic butter as your sauce.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Was not a fan at all of this place ..

h
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Music was too loud and did not reflect a variety of New Orleans musical traditions. Just a drone of hip-hop which became monotonous. So this took away from ambiance. But food was good including papaya salad Cajun French fries and seafood. But not much space to manage this on a table for two. Only got plastic fork and utensil for cracking lobster - would be nice to get real silverware including knives. And better for environment. Wine was nothing to rave about

K
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was really nice. The only problem I had was there was a little wait but I can deal with that but the problem is I feel like for people who have to wait there should be in a better waiting area. It was crowded in the waiting area, no place to sit. Other than that my experience was amazing. The FOOD? OMGGGGGG It was sooooo good. I WILL BE BACK!! I PROMISE. My second time being there and it never disappoints. Would I recommend? HELL yeah!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good teaste

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is great. The drinks are tasty and not watered down.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Not like juicy crab

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood was fresh and tasty. The place the clean and the staff, friendly and helpful. I come here at least 4 times a year for my seafood fix.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I don't like restaurants adding tip on the receipt themselves. Other than that, we loved the shirimps, as known well already. Place is little small, our order was misunderstood first but overall was very good.

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would definitely return for food again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They play a lot of 90s/00s R&B the seating could be a little better but it’s known for being pretty busy. The food came out super fast. MAKE A RESERVATION !! The first time we went the wait was an hour so we just made a reservation for the following day

R
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This location is very small in comparison to the Waverly location.

The food in comparison was not up to par. I ordered King Crab Legs and they were over cooked and very salty.

The sauce was very good. But the saltiness if the King Crab was over powering.

TM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The main course was mediocre. Not worth the price. Perhaps if you had great seafood in the past you will realize the same. Everything else was fine.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Does NOT accept credit cards - was very disappointed about this.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, and the girl at the front desk not sure of her name was very welcoming

AZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and very friendly staff! Would definitely be coming back for more.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fun place! It’s a tad overpriced but overall everything was 10/10

DG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE! I come here all the time for occasions (this time was a birthday) or just cuz! Food is delicious. You get exactly what you come for - a BOIL! Thanks for yet another great experience!

EL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the overall experience except my table was too close to the other customer and I feel no privacy at all.

j
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Careful with your reservations. We got in the line. By the time we got to the front we were considered 5 minutes late and told they could take our name and wait an estimated 30 mins. Their line caused us to be late and the hostess could of cared less. The eating space is crowded and noisy. Chaulking it up to NYC.
On the food side the King crab and shrimp boil we had was great. Our dining partners has fish and chips also a hit.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend after work. Reservation was super easy, we ended up sitting at the bar. Super friendly and met folks from out of town that make the boil a stop each time they are in NYC. Only thing, we had butter in the side and it quickly cooled. They don't have a microwave so they had to give us another and they charge for butter (not so cool). They don't have a way to keep the butter warm so next time I'm probably bring it my own butter warmer.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so goooooood!!!!

JS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. I definitely enjoyed myself. The only thing was my good took a little long to come out and they only take cash. I didn’t know that before going there so that was a bit annoying but they have an atm at the location.

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! You can’t go wrong with a bag of seafood boiled in whatever sauce you want. Servers were nice and we didn’t feel rushed, which is always nice when it takes time to peel shrimp and crab shells.

LZ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Visiting from California. The price point was a bit high, but I guess NYC is more expensive. The service was good, but the server was not very friendly or engaging whatsoever. The food was good. My daughter had a lb of the shrimp, and I had the lobster roll. The shrimp was very good, but the roll was just OK.

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here for awhile. It’s still the same. Great food, great service and great music.

AA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

the food was delicious it was affordable the staff was excellent it was lively yes I would go back there again and also tell my friends ;

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was my second time at the boil and my first time was amazing but this time I feel like the food was not on point at all! We waited a long time for the food and it was cold! The fries were salty, calamari,Mac and cheese, chicken fingers and the crabs were all cold and not seasoned with love. I’m extremely disappointed with my experience especially because this was my second time there.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was a pretty good night. The only thing was the shrimp tasted as though it had gotten cold and then was heated back up. The food was relatively cold when it came out to our table. It was an okay meal.

AR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveee their food! A great place to enjoy with good company and music!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant

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